Elvis Blue Moon Of Kentucky/That's All Right 45 OG Misprint Push Marks Rare
Holy Grail record and probably one of the most important records in the history of music. Has all first pressing identifiers including the telltale pushmarks (believed to have been pressed in a limited run of a few hundred copies) and half inch spacing in the matrix runout. (72) This is the earliest version with the 209 upside down on the label. The three 1/4 indentations, used to hold the stampers in place by connecting with three opposing pins during pressing, are what created what are known to collectors of early Elvis records as delta marks. They form a triangle (or the Greek letter delta) of marks on the Sun labels. These marks are the tell-tale sign that a record is a delta pressing, pressed at the Memphis record plant. Copies pressed at other plants in Philadelphia or Los Angeles do not have these marks. The marks appear on all of Elvis Sun 45s except for his final release, Mystery Train.
By the time of that release in 1955, the stamper production method had been adjusted. The mother stampers for this record were found recently with an accompanying sleeve listing the number of copies made in the initial run.
Condition-wise the record is covered in light, superficial hairlines. There is light wear on the labels (see photos) in the form of circular rings. In terms of audio, the record plays with continuous background hiss (known as the Sun Hiss) on most modern turntables. This is due to the fact it was said to have been pressed with a 78 gauge needle and was mastered on an old Presto Disc Lathe. It is best played with a 2.7-mil stylus.
I've provided audio samples below. Keep in mind I don't have the appropriate stylus.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact me. The item "Elvis Blue Moon Of Kentucky/That's All Right 45 OG Misprint Push Marks Rare" is in sale since Thursday, April 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "phatgooserecords2014" and is located in Vienna, Virginia.
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- Artist: Elvis Presley
- Speed: 45 RPM
- Record Label: Sun Records
- Release Year: 1955
- Style: Rockabilly/Psychobilly
- Record Size: 7"
- Duration: Single
- Genre: Rock